The San Yuan luo pan
The San Yuan luo pan or three cycles’ system belongs to one of the two most known Chinese feng shui schools. These two main feng shui schools are the San Yuan School and the San He School, and each one of them has its own luo pans which are the two most used ones not only in the oriental cultures but around the world as well.
Besides the san yuan luo pan, the san yuan schools also uses tools such as flying stars or fey xing, and time and space tools like xuan kong. But the two luo pans are the main distinctiveness of these schools and what mostly differentiate them and give them their characteristics.
The San Yuan luo pan shows sixty four I ching hexagrams and can be easily recognized through this feature since it differentiates it from the others. Another important aspect of the san yuan luo pan and which differentiates it from the san he one is that it was founded by the G. G. Master Jiang Da Hong, who founded the San Yuan feng shui school, and often this luo pan is called the jiang pan after him.
A luo pan contains several rings around it, and the number of these varies depending on the type and school from which the luo pan comes. There are some luo pan types which contain only seven rings and some others which have thirty six. Not only varies the amount of rings, but also their design. Depending on the feng shui school and system which originates it, the rings of a luo pan might help a feng shui practitioner to measure different things and allow him to have access to different kinds of information.
Luo pans can help its user to calculate and measure the energies within
any environment as well as to locate them. Through this tool, a feng
shui practitioner can reach very accurate information regarding the
balance among the main elements and the harmony within the space in
which they are working. Luo pans are very important feng shui tools
which can allow us to balance our space in the most favorable way.